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Estimates of the value of patent rights in China

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  • Huang, Can

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    (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Maastricht University)

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We estimate the value of Chinese invention and utility model patents that were applied for during two periods, 1987-1989 and 1986-1998. We find that patents applied for by foreign entities invariably have higher value than do those applied for by domestic entities, and the gap is significant. The total value of invention and utility model patents in the 1987 cohort together represent about 40 per cent of China's 1987 governmental R&D budget.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 004.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2012004

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Keywords: Value; Patent; China; Invention Patent; Utility Model Patent; Patent Renewal;

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  1. Gambardella, Alfonso & Harhoff, Dietmar & Verspagen, Bart, 2008. "The Value of European Patents," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6848, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Zhang, Gupeng & Lv, Xiaofeng & Zhou, Jianghua, 2014. "Private value of patent right and patent infringement: An empirical study based on patent renewal data of China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 37-54.
  2. Lee Branstetter & Guangwei Li & Francisco Veloso, 2014. "The Rise of International Co-invention," NBER Chapters, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, in: The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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